Man arrested in Vest-a-Dog larceny case heads to court - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man arrested in Vest-a-Dog larceny case heads to court


A man accused of stealing from a nonprofit organization was arraigned in Hartford Superior Court Tuesday.

Manchester police arrested Mark Moran earlier this month for third-degree larceny.

He has been the subject of several I-Team investigations into his organization, Vest-a-Dog.

Police said Moran took more than $2,000 in donations to equip police dogs with vests but never delivered them. He promised to make vests for K-9s in Hartford and Torrington and took money from a Hartford High School fundraiser, police said.

Moran promised to make a vest for a Norwich police K-9, but never delivered one. He did not accept money in that incident.

A Glastonbury Girl Scout Troop is claiming that Moran promised to make them a vest, but he never produced one. The troop donated $800 to Vest-a-Dog for the vest.

According to an arrest affidavit, Moran did several good things for the organization over his first two years with the nonprofit.

Police made numerous attempts to speak with Moran; however, they were unsuccessful.

Moran, who was a 17-year veteran of the Waterbury Fire Department, was recently fired from his job.

His case was continued Tuesday.

He wouldn't comment to Eyewitness News after his court appearance Tuesday.

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